With the Tort Liability Law coming into effect on 1st January of 2010, China internet companies are facing increasing pressures on the privacy violation. We would like to introduce the internet companies, especially the online game companies, the countermeasures to the risk of user information collection.
I. What legal risk from the user information collection?
Could there be any risk of collecting the hardware information, signing in IP information and software information of the users? That’s the question from a client of us. By our experience, in China, to collect the information that the owner would not like to open could possibly constitute the privacy violation. And in the internet industry, the law also prohibits the unauthorized visiting to the unlicensed computer system, the modification over other’s information or sending the information in others name arbitrarily which may constitute the privacy violation.